Favorite Things

Favorite Things | October 2017


It’s that time of month again—sharing 7 of my favorite things from the month of October…

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
This toner was sent to me to try earlier this month and it’s my newest beauty addiction—I feel like I’m at the spa every time I use it! When I think of a toner, I usually don’t think about it being super hydrating, but this is so hydrating! It smells like roses, the packaging is insanely beautiful, and it leaves my skin feeling soft and pampered. It’s also paraben-free, phthalate-free and sulfate-free.

Rachel Pally Caftan
I recently got an email from Rachel Pally asking if I’d be interested in them sending me a dress to enjoy, and obviously the answer was “YES!” I picked the longsleeve caftan because it isn’t maternity, but is very bump-friendly. I felt like a goddess the moment I put it on and it’s one of the few things that I feel truly gorgeous in during the final weeks of my pregnancy! See it styled on me at 37 weeks pregnant here.

Madewell Rivington Sweater Coat
As a little birthday gift to myself, I bought this sweater coat that I cannot wait to start wearing once the weather drops down out of the 70s here in San Diego. Since it never really gets cold enough for a true coat here, a sweater coat is ideal for Southern Californians. I especially love the way it adds instant structure to even the simplest of outfits. I envision myself running errands with my baby girl in leggings, a tank, this coat and loafers—feels like pajamas but looks pulled together. Both of the colors are gorgeous, but I couldn’t resist the Heather Elm (it makes my eyes look so much more green!).

I’m a little late to the podcast game, but now that I’ve found a few that I like I’m hooked! These are the ones I listen to weekly (leave a comment with any of your favorites that I can add to my subscriptions!!):

Sure, Babe // This one is by one of my best friends, Chrissy Powers, and I admittedly was one of her first guests on the show (episode 4, #shamelessplug). It’s all about relationships, accepting who you are and living the life you are meant to live—so good, you guys!!

Chris Loves Julia // I started following their Instagram (@chrislovesjulia) because their home is so, so beautiful and I eventually just fell in love with their whole family. This podcast is about blogging, home renovation, design and family.

How I Built This // If you’re the kind of person that religiously watches Shark Tank, this is a podcast for you! It’s a podcast about how super successful entrepreneurs made their way to the top, building something incredible from literally nothing. I love hearing the backstories!

Raen Remmy Sunglasses
I’ve had these for forever, but I lost them and recently found them and now the love affair is starting all over again. They are the perfect pair of sunglasses and so, so flattering. I’ve been wearing them nonstop since I found where they were hiding!

Buffalo Check Rug
Ever since we changed our dining room into a play room, I’ve been trying to find the perfect rug for the space. We had an old rug from our last home there as a placeholder, and while it wasn’t terrible it felt out of place with the rest of our decor here. Eventually I spotted this gorgeous buffalo check rug on Target’s website and it was instant love! I’m so happy with how it looks in the room—a great mix of traditional and playful.

Peet’s Pumpkin Lattes
Last but not least, this month I am very into pumpkin lattes from Peet’s! I’ve gotten one several times, including on my birthday (annual tradition) and absolutely will continue to treat myself this season because they are just the perfect fall beverage when you want something festive and a little sweet. My favorite thing about the ones from Peet’s? It still tastes like a coffee drink (not like sugar milk).